August 29, 2009
The Earth Smart Store is proud to carry Spray Nine Adirondack cleaners. The cleaners have extremely low toxicity and have passed “Green Seal” certification. What is Green Seal?
Green Seal (www.greenseal.org) is an independent organization that provides 3rd party “green” certification to various products and services.
Approved products carry a Green Seal logo that is well recognized throughout industry and government as a leading environmenta standard.
Manufacturers pay Green Seal a fee for each product that is reviewed for
certification. In addition to complying with Green Seal standards,
manufacturers of approved products are subject to ongoing factory
inspections (at the manufacturer’s expense), product testing and annual
The Green Seal standard for industrial & institutional cleaning
products, including general purpose, bathroom, glass and carpet
cleaners, is known as
In order to receive certification, a product must:
1. Be sold in concentrated form
2. Contain recyclable packaging
3. Pass a cleaning efficacy test
4. Remain non-corrosive to skin or eyes
5. Pass oral, inhalation, dermal and aquatic toxicity tests
6. Pass a biodegradability test
7. Exclude prohibited ingredients - including heavy
metals, alkylphenol ethoxylates, dibutyl phthalate,
ozone depleting chemicals and IARC listed chemicals
August 26, 2009
EcNow Tech was fortunate to spend time with members of the Corvallis sustainability coalition and Brian Clem on August 22. Brian is planning on running for Governor of Oregon and we were able to explain what makes our company unique and our strategy for enabling future green tech jobs in Oregon.
Below is an excerpt from Brian on his reflections from his listening tour in Oregon:
”My listening tour is in full swing as I explore running for Governor of Oregon. This past weekend I visited the Willamette Valley, hearing ideas on how we can move Oregon forward from people in Salem, Corvallis, Eugene and several communities in-between. I also made a quick stop in Bend for a special event with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters.
In the past I’ve talked about how I am listening to the experts - everyday Oregonians who know how to get our state on the fast track to progress. I’ve talked about meeting with local leaders, business owners, and people who tell me their communities have innovative ideas on how to create jobs, provide education solutions for the next generation, and especially make Oregon greener and more livable.
In the Willamette Valley, I saw firsthand how Oregon’s green future, from jobs to protecting our natural splendor, is in our hands. And I heard that Oregonians want a Governor who will take the initiative to support our local businesses and who will fight tooth and nail to protect our environment while sustainably using our abundant natural resources.
In Corvallis, I met with local sustainability leaders to discuss the city and state’s future in our new economy. One company that stood out was EcNow Tech, which deals in green plastics, paper and wood products, and other housewares. This is the model of the future: finding green solutions for everyday household products that have traditionally come at an environmental cost. “